Here’s how to pay with Paypal on Amazon India

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I was quite surprised at first when I found that I cannot pay with PayPal on amazon and flipkart. I had a Rs 200 cashback voucher lying in my PayPal account which was going to expire in two days. So I did some research and found a quick workaround to buy anything on amazon or flipkart with PayPal. The trick is to buy e-gift cards and add them to your Amazon / flipkart account. The steps are very simple. Let’s see.

How to buy anything on amazon using PayPal?

All you need to do is that you have to buy an e-gift card from an external website which accepts PayPal. I found such a website called grabon.in to be suitable for the job. You may try other websites if you want but there are only a few accepting PayPal. I used grabon to buy a Rs 250 amazon E-gift card. The thing to remember here is that the gift cards are only available for fixed amounts such as 100, 250, 500, 1000 up to Rs 10000.

select amazon e-gift card on grabon
Various Amazon coupons listed on grabon.in

Visit grabon and select the E-gift card of the required value by clicking the buy now button. On the next page, enter your name, email and mobile number. Your mobile will be verified via OTP. Then you will have to make the payment. Select PayPal for making the payment and login to your PayPal account. After making the payment successfully, you will receive the e-gift card on your email as shown in screenshots below.

Screenshot showing successful purchase of the amazon gift card via paypal
After successful purchase of the amazon gift card
Amazon e-gift card received from grabon over email
I received the amazon E-gift card on my email

Add the Gift Card to amazon

After receiving the gift card on E-mail, you have to add it to your amazon account. To do so, go to amazon, log in using your id and password and enter the alpha-numeric PIN received in the gift card. The amount will be added to your Amazon Pay balance which can now be used to buy anything on amazon India website.

Congratulations! You just learned how to pay with PayPal on amazon.

How to buy anything on flipkart with PayPal?

To make a purchase on flipkart with paypal, buy gift card from grabon or any other website that accepts PayPal. Then add the gift card to flipkart and enjoy. Just remember that gift cards are only available for discrete amounts such as Rs 250, 500, etc.

Various flipkart gift cards listed on grabon.
Various flipkart gift cards listed on grabon.
Add gift card on flipkart website
Add the gift card to flipkart to shop

Why Amazon does not accept PayPal?

Amazon must be crazy for not accepting PayPal. PayPal is a reputed and rather old payments service trusted by millions over the world. But that’s not the case. It turns out that there’s a business motive behind excluding PayPal – to push Amazon Pay (relatively new) ahead of the already established PayPal with a huge userbase.

So if Amazon starts to accept PayPal on its website, it would hurt Amazon Pay as both are competitors. If you ever shopped on eBay, you will recall that there we had PayPal integrated. Paypal was launched in 1999. It was acquired by eBay in 2002 and stayed with it until 2015.

Verdict

I am sure that this method has worked for you and you were able to make purchases using paypal on amazon or flipkart. If you are facing any issues, feel free to ask in the comments below. If this article was helpful, please comment below so that I may bring more such posts.

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